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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Garodnick Loves Rezoning and One Vanderbilt

And makes no excuses, as it is out there in the open if you want to take the time and check.

http://www.nyccfb.info/searchabledb/Start.aspx?from_screen=Quick

And here is the story:

https://www.rebny.com/content/rebny/en/directory/member.html/24881317.html

You may recognize some people in the photos....

Meanwhile, the last election cycle in 2013.... (Click on image to make larger)




Wake me up when it is over:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/plans/greater-east-midtown/greater-east-midtown.page

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

Come on STR, did you really have to show that repulsive photo of Dan and his REBNY pals? Just kidding, it's a needed reminder to anyone who thinks Dan is an honest guy when in reality he's nothing more than a corrupt politician who receives money from the people he is supposedly fighting on behalf of the people he represents. Get lost lowlife!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Mr. Mayor!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

From NYC planning: >>East Midtown’s office stock is increasingly outdated and doesn’t live up to the needs, in terms of space and amenities, of today’s potential tenants. New construction is necessary to deliver Class A office space. However, there has been limited new office development in recent decades, due in part to few viable sites and the area’s existing zoning framework. Many older buildings, constructed under pre-1961 zoning rules, have more floor area than would be permitted under the more recent rules.<<

I dunno. "Amenities"? Do they know blood shoots out of my eyes when I hear that word?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Old = Destroy. Space = Tight, but think of the Amenities!

(Yes, I am aware of the landmarks, thank you.)

Leaving Only Foot First said...

Danny Boy Garodnick is one of most venal, corrupt, two-faced pols in NYC...and that says a lot!
He gives the world's oldest profession a bad name.
TOTALLY in the pocket of real estate, landlords, and so-called developers who continue to "rape" the middle class in our city and destroy whatever is left of affordable housing.
Slither away when you term ends...and take the TA with you.

Anonymous said...

Why are some things blacked out on the chart at the top?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

A name that is not part of the issue.... Nothing important, really.

Anonymous said...

We are moving next month to Forest Hills. Our situation and problem was not with students but with the family living above us. There were 2 or 3 kids, parents in a one bedroom above my roommate and self. Manager - name withheld - claimed to inspect for floor coverings and claimed that there were but there were not. It was a living hell and even a deep sleeper (me) felt the vibe of the room shake. You could not pay us to live there another minute. I feel for you all and look for a posting about all of this on YELP if you are interested.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen the latest Desperate Dan trick in T&V and on the TA Facebook? Maybe he is trying to push back against the criticism he's received for not supporting the SBJSA. What a fucking hypocrite and phony. When does this asshole's term end? I hope it's soon.

Anonymous said...

Rezoning and Privatization NYCHA
StuyTown is owed honest transparent answers on this too

"Naomi Garcia, 21, lives in the Rutgers Houses on the Lower East Side. Ownership of the Rutgers Houses was sold to CitiBank in 2010 under Mayor Bloomberg, a model that Mayor de Blasio seeks to replicate citywide through his “partnership-based model.” Garcia has not been satisfied with what’s going on since the bank bought her building.

“I’m not only out here fighting for my community, but for all five boroughs, who will soon be dealing with this,” Garcia told the Voice, holding a sign that said ‘Mayor de Blasio is a Narcissist.’ “He’s a manipulator. What he’s doing is manipulating people into thinking he is with us. He’s trying to mimic good people, people from our community who have been fighting for better treatment from NYCHA.”

Outside of the theater, groups rallied against de Blasio on three separate issues where his base has felt he has abandoned them — the need to drastically reform or close Rikers Island, the NYPD’s reliance on Broken Windows policing, which disproportionately punishes New York City’s communities of color, and the continued privatization of NYCHA."

http://www.villagevoice.com/news/the-mayor-is-all-out-of-answers-9675257

Anonymous said...

All this talk about the TA being corrupt makes me ask one question: Why? What would they get out doing anything corrupt? I don't think they are on anybody's payroll and it doesn't make sense to me that they would get anything out of doing anything corrupt. Sure they may be inept and ineffective, but that doesn't add up to or equate to corruption. I don't think anybody should be called corrupt unless there is concrete evidence that they are. I don't doubt that all of our politicians are corrupt, but they stand to get big bucks by being corrupt. I don't the TA is made up of people benefitting from bribes or payoffs of any kind.

Anonymous said...

It's not 1 Vanderbilt it is Corruption Tower. A 100 story monolith in homage to Dan Garodnick's greed. It should be 200 stories!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I don't consider the TA, and just the TA, as corrupt. Inept and ineffective, yes.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Desperate Dan trick in T&V and on the TA Facebook<<

A little too late. And does a bodega pay over $250,000 in commercial taxes?

Anonymous said...

IMO the TA not being paid off since BS doesn't pay for squwat, except flowers and do nothing staff but quite certain they're hushed and dumb enough to be scared into staying in bed with BS.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Just to let you know while you are making this planet better with composting and cleaning up your good neighbor's dog shit:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/fashion/stephen-schwarzman-billionaires-birthday-draws-team-trump.html?_r=0

>>Many of the guests at Mr. Schwarzman’s party were affiliated with the new White House, among them Mr. Trump’s daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, and his cabinet picks Steve Mnuchin, Wilbur Ross and Elaine Chao, according to Bloomberg. The Schwarzmans sat together at their table with David Koch, the businessman and supporter of conservative causes, who sat to the left of Mr. Schwarzman’s wife, Christine Hearst Schwarzman. Ivanka Trump was seated to Mr. Schwarzman’s right.

>>The event was planned by the New York firm Van Wyck & Van Wyck, in coordination with Ms. Schwarzman. According to its website, Van Wyck & Van Wyck’s clients have included former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Rupert Murdoch and companies such as Rolex, Amazon and Cartier.<<

Don't forget those 5 cents per plastic bag that according to Dan our Man are found all over the sidewalk.

Anonymous said...

Would be interested in knowing what the TA does with the dues money that it collects. They are not getting my money this year. Would also be interested in Blackstone's creative renting policies and lottery management. Obviously there is some investigation warranted as this community has become a disgrace.Not sure about corruption but definitely deception and incompetence.

Anonymous said...

10 percent of NYC’s public housing rated as ‘troubled’: http://nypost.com/2017/02/15/10-percent-of-nycs-public-housing-rated-as-troubled/

Why is Stuy Town the photo of choice with thus article???

Stuy Town Reporter said...

So now the barriers to restrain bicycles around the Oval have something new: day-glow strips. You can ask who are these for? Certainly not pedestrians. The day-glows are for...bicycles and skateboards who should not be speeding around the Oval. And running bicycles are forbidden around the Oval, period.

You can't make this stuff up!

Anonymous said...

February 15, 2017 at 7:11 AM
Exactly. Why did the politicians and tenant association hide from tenants that we are now public housing and thus subject to city hall new policies on public housing when before the city hall Blackstone deal we were independent, self sufficient middle class community of apartments? Just come out and say it, de Blasio deal with city planning secretly destroyed all 11,000 middle class apartments to turn them into public housing NYCHA and put them on a calculated, secretive tear down status.

Anonymous said...

There is definitely some apartments that are being financed by the city. Blackstone cannot rent these apartments at the ridiculously high amounts and is turning to new ways to get the money for them. I believe that as time goes on this will become clearer. Dorms, air bnbs, and city subsidized apartments. That will be the Sty as time goes on.

Anonymous said...

They turned a unified PCVST community into a Tale of Two Cities. The very wealthy Blackstones and the NYCHA. Take it into consideration in the upcoming election for the next Mayor.

Anonymous said...

According to Blackstone they are full up and apartments are rented within days. My sister contacted the offices a few weeks ago to rent. They are at almost full occupancy. not sure why false info is here.

In our own building, any one who moves out which is often is replaces in less than a month by a new tenants. Been this way for years now.

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Hershey Squirts said...

Carriage rooms filled to the brim with filth.
Garbage cans brimming with crap.
A breeding room for rats.
But the composting bin is pristine and spotless.
Thank goodness for Blackstone's environmental initiative...hahaha
Saw a couple of used condoms strewn on the floor.
Guess some of our elected officials were getting it up the you know where...lol

Anonymous said...

12:25

I don't doubt that apartments are filled and that the vacancy rate is fairly low, what I question is how they are being filled. Are people actually paying $5000+ for this hellhole? Are apartments being properly sent to the "affordable" housing lottery? Are they adding vacancies to the bulk leases with NYU, New School, etc? Are they filling it with NYCHA?

It seems to me that even the young professionals bracket is slowly dwindling, and they were the ones that could afford the astronomical rents. My guess is that with its huge enrollment, apartments continue to go to NYU, whether it's officially through the school or with mom and dad as guarantors.

Anonymous said...

12:25 PM.

Ditto as per your post. And the new tenants are usually (at least in Sty Town) the dorm/transient demo.

Anonymous said...

If the TA is not corrupt why do they hide their finances? Why have they never explained the >60k they got from Garodnick? Where did Garodnick get the money? Sorry, but I could not disagree more. THE TA IS CORRUPT and I will consider them so until they become transparent, which they won't since they still claim most of PCVST residents as "members" despite the fact that dues paying membership is probably less than 5% of residents. I haven't been a member for over 10 years and they still have me on their membership list. In fact, it's virtually impossible to get yourself off their list.

Anonymous said...

"According to Blackstone they are full up and apartments are rented within days. My sister contacted the offices a few weeks ago to rent. They are at almost full occupancy. not sure why false info is here.

In our own building, any one who moves out which is often is replaces in less than a month by a new tenants. Been this way for years now.

??"

If you look around you will see the empty apartments. There was an apartment at 442 E 20th on main floor that was empty for over 4 months after renovations were complete.

Anonymous said...

Charles Durning starring as Dan Dan the flim flam man (aka Dan Garodnick)....

https://youtube/NJG75FJkjr8

Anonymous said...

nah, nothing stays empty long here. If there is, the landlord is warehousing.

Anonymous said...

The apartments are being filled fast, but not by families and professionals. they will not pay
the high rents for this pigsty. As prior posters have said, they are filling the apartments with NYCHA, students, and transients. The demo is getting worse and worse. Management is profiting as this community deteriorates.

Public safety continues to be nonexistent at night. I live in the Headquarters building and you see them hanging around bringing food in and gossiping. Between them and the TA I don't know who is more useless.

Anonymous said...



The Ferry and the MTA Second Ave Subway and the added subway exits are for the students to get from the schools to the dorms. Cornell Weill is at 1300 York Ave, New York, NY 10065 and they are renting dorms in our building. The politicians have already pushed us into nonexistence. We will reciprocate with our votes in this election.

Anonymous said...

"We will reciprocate with our votes in this election."

You got that right!

Anonymous said...

"We will reciprocate with our votes in this election."

What by voting for Republicans who are REBNY slugs to the 10th power over the corporate Democratic Party? Support TRUE progressives in the Democratic Party (outside our district as well) primary but you probably can't do the actual vote itself since, I am assuming, you not a registered Democratic Party member. Even even more than the NYC CC, the NYS Senate is where is the action is. Google “The Independent Democratic Conference” a bunch of slugs if there ever was some.

Anonymous said...

Just got word of the latest PR bull from Blackstone in their weekly e-mail. They are sending around "associates" to report violations voiced by tenants. they will be wearing blue Sty vests. I thought that is what PS is for. More fluff to cover up what this community has become, a transient/NYCHA/dorm dump.

Anonymous said...

Ughhh! We have these people on the TA Facebook page praising Dan with no knowledge of what they are talking about. He is far from this great savior some people are making him out to be, and they are obviously clouded by his wholesome image of a great dad and husband, which I'm sure he is.

These people need to Google Dan Garodnick Rebny and then rethink their positions.

Anonymous said...

6:49 hit the nail on the head. These management people walking around in vests are doing the job that security should be doing. What good is it going to do to have people from accounting and resident services, etc. out looking for issues when they already have enough work piled up. Talk about stupid!

Also, the apparel is ugly.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Hmm, I don't remember a robo-call from Congresswoman Maloney about the problems in Stuy Town but I received one from her linking to a political event. Thanks, Dan!

Anonymous said...

Congresswoman Maloney should retire. She is useless. She is an old hack who is a screaming advertisement for term limits in Congress!

Anonymous said...

12:17, it's not just Congress, it's all political posts. My belief is that it should be 2 terms max for all politicians. If they want to move up the ladder, that's perfectly fine, but this will give them 8 years (in most cases) to prove themselves and move on to bigger things.

Anonymous said...

"She is an old hack "

I think just using the word "hack", leave out the age insult, would have been sufficient.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Hey, I should be sensitive about age too. I didn't take that as an insult. Maloney is 70 years old or 70 years young....

Anonymous said...

"Hey, I should be sensitive about age too. I didn't take that as an insult. Maloney is 70 years old or 70 years young...."

She's just a kid. Actually, she looks pretty good and I love the way she dresses. Just wish she would step aside for somebody who would be less complacent than she. Liz Krueger is my type of gal. She works for her keep.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I have the perfect Sinatra-type remark, but I dare not use it, even though it is said with much kindness and love. The PC people are watching. Even saying "PC" is like a bull in a china stop. No, not that China! But Maloney looks pretty good for an (blank, blank) her age!

Feet First said...

Maloney is a political hack who should step aside for someone with new and fresh ideas. How she dresses or her age is irrelevant.
She was angling for appointment to the Senate seat when Hillary resigned in 2009 to become Secretary of State.
Governor Patterson appointed Kirsten Gillibrand instead. Maloney never got over it.
Time to go, Carolyn. Alas, the only way she is leaving is feet first.
Just like me...the only way I'm leaving MY RENT-STABILZED APARTMENT here in Stuy Town is FEET FIRST...LOL...HAHA

Anonymous said...

STR, I think Sinatra would have said "old broad."